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Islam temporary marriage (Mutah)

  1. 1. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________ Mut’ah – Temporary MarriagesIf the doctrines of the Shee’ah are not enough to indicate thattheir religion is far from Islam, then maybe the Shee’ahconcepts of ‘marriage’ will be. This section will show that theShee’ah oppress women and use them s a kind of sex outletfor their desires when it suits, and sanction this under areligious guise.‘Mut’ah’ is an Arabic word that means ‘enjoyment,’ the booksof jurisprudence and hadeeth define ‘Mut’ah’ as a “temporarymarriage contracted for a fixed period in return forcompensation.”11 Dr. Ahmad Abdullah Salamah, Mut’ah – The Sunni and Shia Perspectives on Marriage (Jeddah: Abu’l-Qaasim Publishing House, 1995), pp.2-3_____________________________________________________________________ 1© SalafiManhaj 2004
  2. 2. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________The Shee’ah claim that Mut’ah was openly practiced duringthe time of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alahi wa sallam),but the second rightly guided Khaleefah, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab was the one who forcefully prohibited the practice.Muslims do acknowledge that Mut’ah was a common practicein the pre-Islamic days and that the Prophet allowed it on twooccasions, but only under strict and exceptional conditions.The first instance was during the conquest of Khaybar andduring the conquest of Makkah, fearing that those newMuslims whose faith was not strong yet, might commitadultery during the conquests. Thus, Muslims accept thesehadeeth adding that these instances happened before all ofthe revelations of the Qur’aan were revealed and the religioncompleted. Dr Ahmad ‘Abdullaah Salaamah has also notedthat: “Historians and commentators on the Qur’aan andhadeeth agree that Islaam eradicated most social evils in agradual way. It is well known that practices such as gambling,the drinking of alcohol and the eating of pork and blood,were common during the early days but were graduallyprohibited. Likewise, it seems probable that Mut’ah was first_____________________________________________________________________ 2© SalafiManhaj 2004
  3. 3. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________forbidden to those at Khaybar in the year 7 A.H. and thencompletely prohibited to all upon the conquest of Makkah in8 A.H.”2According to the Muslim scholar al-Bayhaqee, Ja’far as-Saadiq,whom the Shee’ah regard as the “sixth Imaam,” describedMut’ah as fornication.3Another Muslim scholar, ad-Daarqutnee reports that ‘Aleeibn Abee Taalib (radi Allaahu ‘anhu) stated that Mut’ah wasabrogated when the Qur’aanic verses about marriage, divorce,iddah and inheritance were revealed.4Additionally there are four ahadeeth in Saheeh ul-Bukhaareeunder the title ‘The Prophet Finally Forbade Mut’ah.’Three of these hadeeth relate to the incidents of Mut’ahduring the early period of Islaam. In the fourth hadeeth, ‘Aleesaid to Ibn Abbaas that the Messenger of Allaah forbadeMut’ah.2 ibid. p.33 Fath ul-Baaree, p.1734 Mut’ah – Sunni and Shia Perspectives on Marriage, p.11_____________________________________________________________________ 3© SalafiManhaj 2004
  4. 4. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________As previously mentioned, the Shee’ah claim that it was ‘Umaribn al-Khattaab who forbade Mut’ah. In fact, Muslims doacknowledge that ‘Umar declared again Mut’ah to be illegal(after the initial prohibitions from the Prophet) but the rulingwas not from ‘Umar, rather he was following the Prophet’sruling.‘Alee himself is said to have the book Nahj ul-Balaaghah, avoluminous work attributed to him, wherein he presentedvarious aspects of Islaam and the Muslim state. However, nota single word in favour of Mut’ah is mentioned in it. Had‘Umar been wrong, nothing would have prevented ‘Alee fromcondemning it in his writings. The fact of the mater is thatever since the Prophet’s death (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam)there has been a consensus among the Muslims about theillegality of Mut’ah. 5 Nevertheless, the Shee’ah bring manyfabricated traditions in favour of the practice in their ownbooks which they regard as authentic. Yet these conceptshave to be analysed fairly in order to determine if Mut’ahpromotes chastity, as desired by Allaah, or if it instead leads5 ibid. p.9_____________________________________________________________________ 4© SalafiManhaj 2004
  5. 5. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________to the use an abuse of women through religious prostitution,debauchery and the following of one’s desires.For example, the Shee’ah books try to present Mut’ah as apious and religious act. For example: 1. Abaan ibn Tulugh related that he said to Imaam Ja’far as-Saaidq, “Often during my travels I come across a very beautiful woman and I am not sure if she has a husband or if she is an adultress or if she is one of dubious character.” The Imaam responded, “Why should you worry about all of these things? Your duty is to believe what she says, and if she says that she has no husband then you should engage in Mut’ah with her.”6 2. Zanaarah said, “I asked the Imaam (i.e. Ja’far as- Saadiq) with how many girls can one do Mut’ah6 al-Kulaynee, Furoo’ al-Kaafee, Vol. 2, p196 – This is considered by the Shee’ah to be the most famousand original collection of Shee’ah hadeeth dealing with the furoo’ (details) of Shee’ah beliefs and practices.Also Aboo Ja’far at-Toosee (died 460A.H.) in Tadheeb ul-Ahkaam (Tehraan: Daar Kutub Islamiyyah) p.187_____________________________________________________________________ 5© SalafiManhaj 2004
  6. 6. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________ with.” He replied, “With as many as you like, they are like hired girls.”7 3. If a man contracts Mut’ah once in his lifetime, Allaah will grant him paradise. 4. The one who contracts Mut’ah is saved from Shirk8 (this last narration is clearly last as the Shee’ah are not saved from the Shirk of making their Imaams partners with Allaah!) 5. “One who engages in Mut’ah once in his lifetime reaches the status of Imaam al-Husayn. One who engages in it twice becomes equal in status to Imaam al-Hasan. The one who performs it three times reaches the position of Imaam ‘Alee. And he who practices it four times acquires the level and position (equal to that) of the Prophet Muhammad.”9This is the extremism and false nature of the Shee’ah scholarswherein they attribute clear lies about religion. The extremity7 Furoo al-Kaafee, Vol. 2 , p.1918 Both of these quotes are from: Kashaanee in Tafseer Minhaj us-Saadiqeen (Tehraan: Daar KutubIslamiyyah, 1396 A.H.), p. 356-357. This is one of the most famous and respected Shee’ah commentarieson the Qur’aan.9 ibid. p.356_____________________________________________________________________ 6© SalafiManhaj 2004
  7. 7. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________should be quite clear to the reader of the kind of people whoare being questioned.There is no evidence for such nonsense, clear fabricationsand so is it any wonder that we find the Ahl ul-Baytcondemning the Shee’ah in the ways they did. The reader candecide if this is Islaam or not.Dr. Ahmad Abdullah Salaamah has also noted that the Shee’ahbooks of jurisprudence carry separate chapters entitled“I’aarat ul-Furooj.” Which can be translated as “The Loaning ofVaginas.” Under this heading, Shee’ah Imaams have discussedthe various conditions under which a woman can betemporarily given to another person. The books give detailsas to how a woman can be loaned only for the pleasure ofseeing her naked body, enjoying her kisses or for the pleasureof having sexual intercourse with her.10Most of these citations are from works which the Shee’ahconsider the ‘most authentic.’ For example, Tafseer Minhaj us-10 Mut’ah – The Sunni and Shia Perspectives on Marriage, p.16_____________________________________________________________________ 7© SalafiManhaj 2004
  8. 8. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________Saadiqeen is one of the earliest Shee’ah commentaries on theQur’aan and Furoo’ al-Kaafee is the most fundamental andoriginal source of Shee’ah traditions. Thus, the reader must befair and decide if this knowledge is from the Qur’aan.Lastly, would this kind of oppression and vain usage ofwomen for one’s impassioned desires establish a societybased on piety, righteousness and chastity? Or rather would itopen the door to decrepit sexual desires and debauchery withwomen who “have the same status as hired girls?”Islaam is clear, as in the light of the Prophetic Sunnah, itabandons Mut’ah which is regarded as fornication andadultery. Thus Dr. Salaamah has noted that in India duringthe epoch of the British, prostitution was legalised and manyof the women that were working in the trade were Shee’ahwomen. Maybe these women were tricked into thinking thatthey were actually doing a pious action!? Furthermore, manypeople from the Indo-Pakistaan sub-continent testify that anumber of Muslim heads of state in undivided India becameShee’ah just to satisfy their lusts!_____________________________________________________________________ 8© SalafiManhaj 2004
  9. 9. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________If an Islamic state is established based upon Shee’ah doctrinesor if the Shee’ah were allowed to practice their religious beliefs,who would administer the ‘religious duty” of supplying younggirls with which one could engage in Mut’ah? Would Shee’ahelders issue religious fatwas or licences to allow virtuouswomen to take up the profession of Mut’ah on a full timebasis.? Or would devout Shee’ah allow their own wives,mothers, sisters and daughters to participate in the “virtues ofMut’ah” in their free time?1111 ibid. p.20 – It should also be noted here that when the Shee’ah state was established by al-Khomaynee in the 1978 ‘revolution,’ many modernist Muslim organisations who were pursuingtheir own interests and desires rushed to liase with the Shee’ah ‘Mullahs.’ Thus, misguidedorganisations such as Ikhwaan ul-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood) went to ‘Iraan to give theirsupport. Also Hizb ut-Tahreer, who allow Shee’ahs into their hizb, even asked al-Khomaynee theShee’ah to set up their model of an Islamic state! (See: Al-Khilafah Magazine; Number 18; Friday2nd January/1410 A.H.)._____________________________________________________________________ 9© SalafiManhaj 2004
  10. 10. Mut’ah – Temporary Marriages_____________________________________________________________Let’s conclude with a quote from al-Khomaynee: “It ispermissible to engage in Mut’ah with a fornicatorwoman but with a disliking in (one’s) heart, especially ifshe is a well known and professional fornicator. When aperson contracts Mut’ah with her, he should advise herto quit the profession of fornication.”12In other words a man should first commit Zinaa with a whoreand then after the Zinaa advise her to stop making Zinaa!?Could this really be Islaam? Isn’t it clear what Islaam is? Atleast in Islaam you just admit that it’s a sin and make Tawbahand that you were weak in Eemaan! But to change Islaam inorder to fit into man’s own desires and caprices is to allowShaytaan to confuse humanity.12 al-Khomaynee, Tahreer al-Waseelah (Najaf: Matba’ah al-Adab, 1390 A.H) – This is a voluminous workon Shee’ah jurisprudence by the late Shee’ah leader of the ‘Iraanian revolution. It consists of two volumes,consisting of 656 and 650 pages respectively._____________________________________________________________________ 10© SalafiManhaj 2004